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Better Kick and Bass Combos With Waves, Brainworx and WavesFactory

In this article Darren Burgos examines three third party plug-ins that use frequency ducking to attain a better sounding kick/bass combination. Waves, Brainworx and WaveFactory are in the lab.

Tips for Recording and Mixing Nylon String Guitars

Perhaps the most important difference between between non-electric guitars are the string type: steel or nylon. In this article, Rich Tozzoli offers 8 tips on recording nylon string based guitars.

Review: Directre Rack Extension for Reason

Software developers Peff, have released Directre rack extension for Reason, a 14:2 style mixer which has the ability to be triggered by a MIDI controller. G. W. Childs checks it out.

ASCAP 100th Birthday Celebration Launches with ASCAP100.com Site

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers have launched a truly beautiful new interactive website, ASCAP100.com which explores 100 years of music history in 100 days.

Understanding Performance Mode in FL Studio

You've been toiling away in the studio creating excellent tracks in FL Studio. But your journey is not over... it's time to perform live. Gary Hiebner uncovers the joys of Performance mode.

Review: Moog Slim Phatty

It might not be new, but the Moog Slim Phatty still draws gasps of admiration from musicians everywhere. Mo Volans digs into this modern classic by Moog to find out how it stacks up.

Logic Pro’s X’s Bass Amp Designer: Not Just for Bass Guitarists

Bass amps are for bass players only? Nope! Kick open Logic Pro X and follow this excellent tutorial by Darren Burgos as he shows you how to use Bass Amp Designer in new and novel ways for synths.

Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 2 of 2

Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)

Arturia Promotions Equal Christmas Come Early

Arturia announces Holiday season deals throughout November and December 2013. Pick up and Minibrute or SparkLE and get some instruments/packs for free!

Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 1 of 2

Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live maestro, explores how to make it even better using MIDI remote scripts. (Part 1/2).

Review: Reveal Spire

Are classic analog synth sounds you've always wanted to achieve with software plug-ins really possible? Darren Burgos explores Spire by Reveal Sound and finds it is more than the sum of its parts.

A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Review: Maschine Studio: Bigger is Better

Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.

Music Production Tips: To EQ or to Compress?

When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.

Review: SOR Minimal Techno Revolution

There's loops upon loops all vying for you attention... so, what is it about Minimal Techno Revolution that helps it stand out from the crowd? G. W. Childs discovers more than he bargained for.